NOFA-NH's 19th Annual Winter Conference
~ A Virtual Event ~
Saturday & Sunday, February 13 - 14, 2021
Cultivating Stewardship: Health, Harmony, and Resilience
Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS)
Mukhtar has led ORIS since its inception in 2005. In this role he harnesses the needs, skills, and dreams of the clients, board, staff, and partner agencies that make up ORIS, to guide the organization along a path true to the community it serves. A native of Somalia, Mr. Idhow attended secondary school in Kenya, and worked as the Farm Training Coordinator for the non-profit organization GT2, where he trained refugee camp residents on basic crop production. In the U.S., Mr. Idhow worked as an interpreter for the Manchester Community Health Center and for Southern New Hampshire Services before founding the Somali Bantu Community Association.
Keynote Address: Mukhtar will speak about how ORIS is working to cultivate stewardship, health, harmony, and resilience in New Hampshire through sustainable agriculture, food access, and economic opportunities with programs such as Fresh Start Farms, the New American Sustainable Agriculture Project, the Mobile Market, and the New American Farmers Cooperative.